Skyscraper Day is a day to appreciate and admire the world’s tallest skyscrapers.

Skyscrapers are truly engineering and architectural marvels. In many crowded cities, space is in short supply, and real estate prices are ever increasing. Building “up” becomes more and more logical. As technical capabilities in construction improved, skyscraper buildings have become taller and taller. In addition, there is a certain prestige to have one of the tallest buildings in the world in your city and country.


World’s Tallest Buildings

BuildingCountryHeight(Feet)# FloorsYear Built
1.Burj KhalifaDubai2,7171632010
2.Shanghai TowerShanghai, China2,073.1212014
3.Makkah Royal Clock Toewr HotelMecca, Suadi Arabia1,9711202014
4.One World Trade CenterNew York City,  NY, USA1,7761042014
5.CTF Finance CentreGuangzhou, China1,7401112016
6.Taipei 101Taipei, Taiwan1,6711012004
7.Shanghai World Financial CenterShanghai, China1,6141012008
8.International Commerce CnetreHong Kong, China1,5881182010
9.Petronas Tower 1Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,483881998
9..Petronas Tower 2Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,483881998
11.Zifeng TowerNanjing, China1,476892010
12.Willis Tower (formerly The Sears Tower)Chicago, Il1,4501081974
13.KK100Shenzhen, China1,4491002011
14.Guanzhou International Finance CenterGuanzhou, China1,4401032010
15.Trump International Hotel and TowerChicago, IL., USA1,389982009
24.Empire State BuildingNew York, New York1,2501021931

A Tall Debate: There is some disagreement over how to measure the height of skyscrapers. At issue, is whether to measure the height of flagpoles and antenna atop most tall buildings.

Have a very happy Skyscraper Day.

Origin of Skyscraper Day:

We found no factual information about this special day. But, we do find skyscrapers to be fascinating.

Reader Comments:.

“Skyscraper day is on September 3rd because that is Louis H. Sullivan’s birthday (1856), the architect credited with the first skyscrapers.”  Nathan Bird, Sparks, Nevada

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